Emeritus Senior Living Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Worst Job Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being with the residents and their families is the only positive feature.

    Cons

    Care and services are horrible. Very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the mission statement and core values


  2. Helpful (4)

    decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The residents were great but that has nothing to do with the company

    Cons

    I was denied my vacation on several different occasions for two years. Management could careless about anyone

    Advice to Management

    Show that you care a little bit to your hourly employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Risk Management Special

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with everyday, like family. Pay was as expected. Great location in Seattle, paid bus passes. Will miss working there, merged with Brookdale Senior Living

    Cons

    Management wasn't trained, some managers were not experienced.

    Advice to Management

    make sure the person being promoted to a management position has the tools.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Lesson Learned

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    After the union was voted out, things got a little bit better. Wages was a little bit better.

    Cons

    Management was more dictators than team players. The place is run like a nursing home instead of an Assisted Living Facility.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Sorry it was sold to Brookdale

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate location. Fantastic view, nice perks like free coffee, soda, etc. Orca pass discount, gym, costco, and bagels on Fridays. Company tried to make it fun.

    Cons

    Industry is about taking care of elderly people but its main objective of course is making money so sales is paramount and everything else is secondary

    Advice to Management

    There can be more to running a company than investor groups and stockholders, stockholders, stockholders, stockholders, investor relations, board members (isn't there?)


  7. Helpful (4)

    Dietary Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospitality Manager
    Former Employee - Hospitality Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The residents can be difficult at times, but it can be very rewarding to work with this population. The job can be very satisfying at times.

    Cons

    The company, whether it is Emeritus or Brookdale, only gives the director less than 5.00 a DAY to feed each residents. This includes all three meals, their guests, the snacks AND the marketing endeavors that are heaped on. The companies are only interested in the bottom line. The upper managers/directors are crooked. There was embezzling, fraudulent time keeping, assigning more work than there is time and I could go on and on. I stayed 4 years, but I was the longest last manager at my establishment. They expect a lot for small salaries and bonuses that they promise....they have to be hounded and reminded and hounded some more. They are not trustworthy or honest... Brookdale is not any better.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees some recognition, praise, understanding even empathy. Pay them what is promised. Make sure they get their bonuses. Ensure raises are fair. Give them incentive to stay. I worked upwards from 50 hours a week. I was hourly and was not getting paid to work the extra hours. My employment records were falsified by management for 2 years and they refused to pay me for the back pay. The place is always understaffed. There is not time to train, because we are working managers, so we have a job to do..very frustrating job...


  8. Helpful (5)

    Horrible company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dining Services Director in Zanesville, OH
    Former Employee - Dining Services Director in Zanesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The residents...that's the only positive thing about this company.

    Cons

    Everything is horrible here. I worked for this company for 12 years and they treated me horrible. Over worked and under paid. They don't care about the residents at all I was in management and I knew what is talked about behind closed doors and the only thing they cared about was getting more money and where they could cut hours!

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your residents and employees! Don't treat them like crap and just want their money. Staff your building to what is best not by what you can bonus on!!


  9. Resident Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Setting Up Dining Room Tables, Bussing Tables, Serving Beverages, Taking Orders, Vacumning Floors, Checking On a Resident, and Taking Out Garbage

    Cons

    Oswego Springs was too inconvenient from my House and I had to drive all the way across town to get all the way over there.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to find Senior Home Care Assistant Living Facilities that are closer to where I like such as East Multnomah County, and/or North Clackamas County.


  10. Accountant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emeritus Senior Living (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    was a great companies good work life balance, very casual and wonderful people

    Cons

    the company does not exist it was sold to brookdale senior living.

    Advice to Management

    should have sold your family the took you 23 yrs to build.


  11. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, opportunity, office environment, and location.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.



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